Road Road rough but passable. This trail is short, but you'll have to climb over 2,500 feet and over 3.5 miles along the West Fork Foss Trail #1064 to get to the beginning of it. The valley of the West Fork Foss River contains a fair amount of waterfalls. Everett, WA, 98201, Outdoor Recreation Information Center Attractions & Considerations: This trail climbs gently to Trout Lake. The trail heads in the opposite direction of West Fork Foss Trail #1064, and very quickly begins to climb up towards Malachite Lake. State: Washington. From the trailhead, the West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064 enters a mixed forest of alder, hemlock and underbrush before crossing into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. We are working on the beautiful West Fork Foss trail. Print. Norm WTA Member 200 Hiked Nov 3, 2020. 222 Yale Ave N. They were spectacular! More information Big Heart Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064 | Hiking with my Brother The West Fork Foss trail leads to some of the most impressive lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness including Malachite, Copper, Big and Little Heart, Angeline, Chetwoot, Azurite and Azure. (425) 888-1421 The trail enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and joins the West Fork Foss at .4 miles. Snowmobiles not allowed past gate. Type of Hike Day hike. "Holy Shit!" You can get either pass at the US Ranger Station located here: 74920 Stevens Pass Hwy Skykomish, WA 98288. Anyway, we’re driving along Highway 2, and suddenly, these huge snowy rocky vertical mountains show up. West Fork Foss River and Lakes. Box 305 Hike Distance Elevation Gain High Point Low Point; Foss Lakes : 8.0 miles : 2300 ft : 3,961 ft : 1,661 ft : Country: United States. "Jesus Christ!" Map showing recreational areas. Snoqualmie Ranger District So we did both. Explore the Foss Lake Basin on this hike through a series of stunning alpine lakes. Turn south onto Foss River Road #68. Trip Report. After Trout Lake, difficulty increases. Map Information, Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recarea/?recid=17924. Endpoint is elevation 1600 feet. Between Trout Lake and the river there were probably 10 blowdowns, including a half dozen at the 1 mile mark from the parking lot. Trail 1064 is a rocky, root strewn trail for most of the way up to the Alpine lakes. Alpine Lakes Wilderness self-issue permit is required for day and overnight use, obtained at the trailheads from May 15 to October 31. Buy the Green Trails Skykomish No. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. Turn left onto Road #6835 and continue 2.0 miles to the trailhead. Turn south onto Foss River Road #68. Views open to Shoestring Falls and the rocky ridge of Malachite Peak as it winds past debris from a 2006 flood to a new footbridge over the river (.98 miles : 1,675’). neversaydie 50 Hiked Oct 28, 2017. Questions? Trip Report By . Iron Cap Mountain is a summit reachable from the West Fork Foss trail. Email us. As you begin your climb note the dry streambed that parallels the trail, a legacy of the 2006 floods. Once over the trail rises gently among towering hemlock and cedar to Trout Lake (1.85 miles : 1,920’). Big Heart Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064. West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is a 1,272 m blue singletrack trail located near Alpine Lakes Wilderness Washington. Central Cascades. West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064 Directions: Drive State Route 2 for 1.7 miles east of the Skykomish. The top one says "No Camp Fires" and the bottom "Malachite Lake" with an arrow. Big Heart Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064. State: Washington. Print. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. GPS Coordinates :: Download Coordinates. The first mile or is relatively flat passing through lush forests with a few old growth gems hidden in plain sight (just off the trail halfway to the first bridge is a giant - at least 10ft diameter). In another 0.6 miles, pass by the trailhead for the Necklace Valley Trail, and continue on Road 68. Upper Copper Falls. After Trout Lake, difficulty increases. The trail enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and joins the West Fork Foss at .4 miles. As you begin your climb note the dry streambed that parallels the trail, a legacy of the 2006 floods. Trail Name – West Fork Foss Lakes Trail # 1064; Fees & Permits – Northwest Forest pass required, or can pay $5/day for a day pass. The trail needs restoration where the roots of an up-ended tree left a gaping whole in the trail. At roughly a half-mile cross a sturdy bridge spanning a small canyon carved by those same floods. North Bend Way,  Bugs No bugs. Suite 3A Conquering West Fork Foss Trail #1064 West Fork Foss Trail #1064: I knew from the day I walked out of the Alpine Lake Wilderness that I would return to see it through. Download a map to plan your hike . Attractions & Considerations: This trail climbs gently to Trout Lake. Central Cascades. 1. North Bend, WA 98045 Chetwoot Lake Trail via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail ist ein 18.3 Meilen langer Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Skykomish, Washington. Questions? Trout Lake, Trail Map, West Fork Foss Trailhead, Seattle - Alpine Lakes Wilderness - Snoqualmie Pass - Central Cascades, Washington. Comparing the two though is like night […] Read Article → Lakes. The first mile or is relatively flat passing through lush forests with a few old growth gems hidden in plain sight (just off the trail halfway to the first bridge is a giant - at least 10ft diameter). 1405 Emens Ave. N. Views open to Shoestring Falls and the rocky ridge of Malachite Peak as it winds past debris from a 2006 flood to a new footbridge over the river (.98 miles : 1,675’). New for me! Road Road suitable for all vehicles. Trout Lake is the first one on the way and it introduces hikers to the beauty that are on their way. Trail Name – West Fork Foss Lakes Trail # 1064; Fees & Permits – Northwest Forest pass required, or can pay $5/day for a day pass. Questions? Building 1 Email us. West Fork Foss River Tributary: Surface area: 175.9 acres (71.2 ha) Surface elevation: 4,418 ft (1,347 m) Big Heart Lake is the most remote and highest-elevation on-trail lake in the West Fork Foss River system. Continue climbing for another mile to Trout Lake. Crossing the river was no problem; all of the log bridges are in place and easy to negotiate. Stay out of areas closed for restoration. Hike Distance Elevation Gain High Point Low Point; Foss Lakes : 8.0 miles : 2300 ft : 3,961 ft : 1,661 ft : Country: United States. Follow two Seattle-based brothers each week as they explore Washington's hiking trails and wilderness areas. Middle Copper Falls. Central Cascades. Forest Service road 68 to summit of Mt. Copper Lake sits among cliffs, meadows and talus slopes. Yay! Trail Conditions Obstacles on trail: Trees down across trail, Muddy or wet trail. After Trout Lake, difficulty increases. Valid Parking Permit: Trailhead Amenities: Description: Provides access to: West Fork Foss Lakes Trail 1064 within Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Last weekend I backpacked the West Fork Foss River Trail, a new destination for me within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Trail Conditions Obstacles on trail: Bridge out. West Fork Foss River and Lakes . Trip Report. West Fork Foss River & Lakes. The first couple of miles of this trail are undergoing some major reconstruction including a new bridge over the West Fork Foss river. Views open to Shoestring Falls and the rocky ridge of Malachite Peak as it winds past debris from a 2006 flood to a new footbridge over the river (.98 miles : 1,675’). Air-filled with moisture provides the nectar of life here, allowing old-growth cedars to flourish. Day Hiking Central Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books) 55 Hikes Around Stevens Pass: Wild Sky Area by Rick McGuire and Ira Spring. Trout Lake - 3.7 Miles Seattle - Alpine Lakes Wilderness - Snoqualmie Pass - Central Cascades. Share. Mt. "Oh my god!" Bugs No bugs. Location: Central Cascades (Skykomish/Highway 2) Length: 15 miles round trip to Big Heart Lake Recommended Hiking Time: 10-12 hours or overnight Rating: Easy to Moderate. Turn south onto Foss River Road (Forest Service road 68). Jen had never been to that area before either, so who knew what we were getting into. The top one says "No Camp Fires" and the bottom "Malachite Lake" with an arrow. Trip Report By . Jul 23, 2015 - Explore the Foss Lake Basin on this hike through a series of stunning alpine lakes.. . Trout … At roughly a half-mile cross a sturdy bridge spanning a small canyon carved by those same floods. From the trailhead, the West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064 enters a mixed forest. It’s on the north side of HWY 2 right about a half mile west of Foss River Rd, which takes you to the trailhead. At roughly a half-mile cross a sturdy bridge and continue climbing through deepening forest for another mile to Trout Lake. Jul 23, 2015 - Explore the Foss Lake Basin on this hike through a series of stunning alpine lakes. The trail quickly enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and joins the West Fork Foss at .4 miles. The total hiking distance to the falls is about 2 miles (3.2 km), with several stream crossings by log bridges. No water is available on this section of the trail. West Fork Foss Lakes Trail 1064 Enter Alpine Lakes Wilderness and climb gently for 1.5 miles to Trout Lake, where the trail becomes increasingly difficult, gaining nearly 2,000 feet in two miles. Copper Lake sits among cliffs, meadows and talus slopes. The intersection with West Fork Foss Trail #1064 is somewhat clear as there are two signs (a little high up) on a large tree. They were spectacular! West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is a 1,272 m blue singletrack trail located near Alpine Lakes Wilderness Washington. West Fork Foss River and Lakes. Print. From here, the trail becomes steeper and rockier. Again, I took the time and planned ahead, reading trail and weather reports. (360) 856-5700 ext 515 (360) 677-2414 2930 Wetmore Ave., The trail enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and joins the West Fork Foss at .4 miles. We will be hiking about 2 - 2.5 miles down the trail to get beyond Trout Lake. Trail Description Trail Photos Print this Trail Trip Reports. Trip Report. Email us. See weather forecast. Hikes. Our group of 10 from the Everett Branch of the Mountaineers headed up the trail that goes along the West Fork of the Foss River to Copper Lake. Trip Report By . Yay! Go Hiking Trip Reports West Fork Foss River and Lakes. From here, the trail becomes steeper and rockier. Snow Snow free. The falls is reached by the West Fork Foss Trail #1062. "Wow!" 74920 NE Stevens Pass Hwy "Jesus Christ!" Type of Hike Day hike. Views open to Shoestring Falls and the rocky ridge of Malachite Peak as it winds past debris from a 2006 flood to a new footbridge over the river (.98 miles : 1,675’). July 25, 2012. Turn left onto Road #6835 and continue 2.0 miles to the trailhead. Once over the trail rises gently among towering hemlock and cedar to Trout Lake (1.85 miles : 1,920’). West Fork Foss Trail #1064 Hiking Trail, Skykomish, Washington The first mile or is relatively flat passing through lush forests with a few old growth gems hidden in plain sight (just off the trail halfway to the first bridge is a giant - at least 10ft diameter). A group of ten hikers with the Seattle Conditioning Hiking Series set out from the West Fork Foss 1064 trailhead for an out-and-back hike of Trout, Malachite, Copper and (if time allowed) Little Heart Lakes. Go Hiking Trip Reports West Fork Foss River #1064. Sub Area: Parking Permit Required: Yes. I invested in new gear, an inflatable mattress, a warmer sleeping bag, and an inflatable pillow just to name a few. In about another mile, stay right again at a fork. The start of this route provides a great low elevation ski or snowshoe hike along the scenic Foss River to the Necklace Valley Trailhead or down Forest Service road 6835 to the West Fork Foss trailhead. It is a 14.6-mile (23.5 km) round-trip hike from the trailhead, just off of the Foss River Road. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Office. Darrington, WA 98241 This hike primary trail can be used both directions. I swear, the only words spoken for miles were: "Look!" Valid Parking Permit: Trailhead Amenities: Description: Provides access to: West Fork Foss Lakes Trail 1064 within Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Waterfall, Create Recommended Route or Saved from hikingwithmybrother.com. Website contains photos, maps, route descriptions, gps tracks, etc. It offers an entirely different climatic region, four breathtaking lake views, technical terrain, and a moment for pause. View 13 photos of this 2 bed, 2 bath, 1741 sqft. New for me! * FS Road #6835 to West Fork Foss Lakes Trailhead #1064: 2.2 miles to the FS Road #68/6835 junction, another 2.0 miles to the trailhead. West Fork Foss River and Lakes. Slugman 200 Hiked Aug 28, 2006. This intersection has good signs but they sometimes are partly obscured by vegetation. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THIS WORK PARTY. The lake is located at the eastern base of Camp Robber Peak in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, within King County, Washington.. At about 0.5 mile, hikers cross a bridge over the canyon that was carved by the flood of 2006. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 The falls is visible from the West Fork Foss Lakes trail. Questions? Snow Intermittent snow - not hard to cross. Several 200 feet (61 m) long paths lead upstream to the base of the falls. Photos. Share. My hiking companion and I couldn't decide whether to backpack the East or West fork of the Foss River. No water is available on this section of the trail. Explore the Foss Lake Basin on this hike through a series of stunning alpine lakes. Snow Snowfields to cross - could be difficult. Type of Hike Day hike. It’s on the north side of HWY 2 right about a half mile west of Foss River Rd, which takes you to the trailhead. Oct 12, 2013 - Explore the Foss Lake Basin on this hike through a series of stunning alpine lakes. Copper Lake is typically the second lake one will reach on the West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064, the first being Trout Lake. All of Foss Lakes area is heavily traveled; expect weekends to be crowded. Continue on Road #68 for approximately 4.7 miles. Email us. Trail, USFS - Mt. happy hiker Hiked May 30, 2006. West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064 Directions: Drive State Route 2 for 1.7 miles east of the Skykomish. Hikes. Once across it rises gently in a captivating forest of ancient hemlock and cedar to Trout Lake (1.85 miles : 1,920’). "Holy Shit!" Iron Cap Mountain is a summit reachable from the West Fork Foss trail. Continue on Forest Service road 68 for approximately 4.7 miles. For more challenging terrain with more scenic views continue up Forest Service road 68 to Mount Sobieski or Tonga Ridge Forest Service road 6830. Saved from hikingwithmybrother.com. Sub Area: Parking Permit Required: Yes. Sobieski 10.5 miles with an elevation of 4,300 feet. The intersection with West Fork Foss Trail #1064 is somewhat clear as there are two signs (a little high up) on a large tree. P.O. Mt. Seattle, WA 98109 Go Hiking Trip Reports West Fork Foss River #1064,Malachite Lake. West Fork Foss Trail (#1064) Mt. Skykomish Area, off Hwy 2. West Fork Foss Lakes Trailhead. Trail Description Trail Photos Print this Trail Trip Reports. In 0.7 miles, be alert for a left turn onto Road 6835 signed for Trail 1064, your destination. Once across it rises gently in a captivating forest of ancient hemlock and cedar to Trout Lake (1.85 miles : 1,920’). Big Heart Lake is the most remote and highest-elevation on-trail lake in the West Fork Foss River system. The West Fork Foss trail leads to some of the most impressive lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness including Malachite, Copper, Big and Little Heart, Angeline, Chetwoot, Azurite and Azure. Central Cascades. West Fork Foss River Trail Skykomish Ranger District 8:30AM - 3:30PM Sat, Jun 27, 2015. "Wow!" 902 S.E. Best time would be mid-week and in the fall. Baker Ranger District From the trailhead, the West Fork Foss Lakes Trail takes you into a green forest of alders, underbrush and hemlocks. This trail climbs gently to Trout Lake. Views open to Shoestring Falls and the rocky ridge of Malachite Peak as it winds past debris from a 2006 flood to a new footbridge over the river (.98 miles : 1,675’). This is a header portlet!!! Share. The first couple of miles of this trail are undergoing some major reconstruction including a new bridge over the West Fork Foss river. On the other side of Stevens Pass, just about an hour from Leavenworth, sits the West Fork Foss Lakes Trail. From the trailhead, the West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064 enters a mixed forest of alder, hemlock and underbrush before crossing into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. I swear, the only words spoken for miles were: "Look!" Enter Alpine Lakes Wilderness and climb gently for 1.5 miles to Trout Lake, where the trail becomes increasingly difficult, gaining nearly 2,000 feet in two miles. In 0.7 miles, be alert for a left turn onto Road 6835 signed for Trail 1064, your destination. The log bridge over the Foss River has had some new work done since George went up to Copper, Little Heart and Big Heart Lakes four years ago. Go Hiking Trip Reports West Fork Foss River and Lakes. You can get either pass at the US Ranger Station located here: 74920 Stevens Pass Hwy Skykomish, WA 98288. Turn left onto Forest Service road 6835 and continue 2.0 miles to the trailhead. 810 State Route 20 It is a 14.6-mile (23.5 km) round-trip hike from the trailhead, just off of the Foss River Road. "Oh my god!" 1. Print. Continue on Road #68 for approximately 4.7 miles. Hike a mile to Little Heart Lake before climbing and descending for another 1.8 miles over a steep ridge to the end of the trail above Big Heart Lake at 4,700-feet elevation. Trail 1064 is a rocky, root strewn trail for most of the way up to the Alpine lakes. (360) 436-1155 Little Heart Lake 4204′ October 30, 2015 by harrybiped 2 Comments. The West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness where, Campfires are prohibited at all lakes accessed by West Fork Foss Trail. Jen had never been to that area before either, so who knew what we were getting into. .. Trip Report. Buy … Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Supervisor's Office Continue on Road 6835 for 1.9 miles to reach the trailhead, a total of 6.7 miles from US-2. Big-leaf maple along the trail. Share. Trail 1064, in the Alpine Wilderness Area. West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is a 4,423 m black diamond singletrack trail located near Alpine Lakes Wilderness Washington. I was aware of the weather challenges that weekend, and was monitoring the forecast up to the morning of the hike. Trail Conditions Trail in good condition. 175 map. single family home located at 164 Redbud Trl, West Fork, AR, 72774 on sale now for $155000. The left fork goes to the Tonga Ridge Trail. Skykomish, WA 98288 The West Fork Foss valley is outstanding in its abundance of fine scenery and alpine lakes. Photos. From the trailhead, the West Fork Foss Lakes Trail #1064 enters a mixed forest. We took the West Fork Foss River Trail eight gorgeous miles (four up and four down) past two lakes, over two bridges, and past some of the biggest trees I’d seen since my trip to the Redwoods. * FS Road #68 to summit of Sobieski Mt., 10.5 miles, ending at 4300 feet elevation. The trail enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and joins the West Fork Foss at .4 miles. Tuckered pup. Chetwoot Lake Trail via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail ist ein 18.3 Meilen langer Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Skykomish, Washington. Guidebooks & Maps. Trail 1064 is a rocky, root strewn trail for most of the way up to the Alpine lakes. Camp in established campsites and stay on established trails. At roughly a half-mile cross a sturdy bridge and continue climbing through deepening forest for another mile to Trout Lake. Anyway, we’re driving along Highway 2, and suddenly, these huge snowy rocky vertical mountains show up. Trip Report By. West Fork Foss Lakes Trailhead. After about 2 miles (3.2 km) from the trailhead, the falls is visible through trees. Trail 1064, in the Alpine Wilderness Area. (800) 270-7504, Darrington Ranger District Type of Hike Day hike. Skykomish Ranger District From Skykomish travel east on Stevens Pass Highway (US-2) for almost 2 miles to Foss Road, just east of the Skykomish Ranger Station. Forest Service road 6835 to West Fork Foss Lakes Trail 1064: 2.2 miles to the Forest Service road 68/6835 junction and another two miles to the trailhead at elevation 1,600-feet. Once on the trail I encountered a couple of blowdowns before the Foss River crossing, but otherwise the trail is in fairly good condition.

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